Item #23450 Recollections of Western Texas, Descriptive and Narrative, Including an Indian Campaign, 1852-55, Interspersed with Illustrative Anecdotes, by Two of the U.S. Mounted Rifles. Robert Wooster, Robert M. Utley, Preface.
Recollections of Western Texas, Descriptive and Narrative, Including an Indian Campaign, 1852-55, Interspersed with Illustrative Anecdotes, by Two of the U.S. Mounted Rifles

Recollections of Western Texas, Descriptive and Narrative, Including an Indian Campaign, 1852-55, Interspersed with Illustrative Anecdotes, by Two of the U.S. Mounted Rifles

Austin: Book Club of Texas, 1995.

Hardcover. Fine. 109 pp, bound in original gray cloth with paper spine label. Fine copy. One of 300 issued. Publisher's description: "When brothers William and John Wright arrived in the United States from Ireland in 1850 and could find no other suitable employment, they joined the U.S. Army’s Regiment of Mounted Rifles, which served on the Texas frontier. Their description of their experiences is unusual on several counts: it is a view of Texas in the 1850s, when personal accounts were rare, and it is written from the point of view of visitors to this nation. And because the Wrights published their book in 1857, only three years after they left the army, their story has an immediacy lacking in many memoirs."

Item #23450

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